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Recent trends in contemporary art have meant that we've grown accustomed to large scale pieces, be that huge canvases, enormous sculptures, or giant installations.

However, the miniature has always been an important part of contemporary art. Be it paintings, sculpture, or photography as well as small format drawings, the reduced dimensions of the artwork puts new constraints on the artist, forcing them to develop their techniques and artistic finesse.


Jeff Wall, an American photographer known for his large scale photographic prints on huge illuminated boxes, has said that “the scale of a piece is not about the dimensions of it, but about the internal tensions within the composition".


Believe it or not, miniature pieces have many advantages. Smaller formats allow the artists to show off a different range of talents and techniques, and sometimes even create the impression of a much higher quality piece – such as engravings or prints. Creating a miniature is a sure sign of precision and skill.

They are also more practical to exhibit than the enormous artworks: we've all got a little space on a shelf ready to welcome a miniature sculpture, photo or drawing.


Another very practical aspect of miniatures is the myriad possibilities for display: you could put together a full shelf of statuettes, or even a dedicated framing wall – which is an increasingly popular method for display, and makes for the perfect decorative addition to a living room or bedroom. It's a mixed composition made up of an array of pieces – you guessed it – all on the same wall. The diminutive size of the miniatures also makes it easier to make sure your favourite pieces are displayed in pride of place.

Even artists who are known for their monumental works are slowly getting into miniatures, like Jeff Wall in his exhibition at the Cartier Foundation.


The miniature is making a big name for itself as a growing trend across the contemporary art world; from Gaspard Mitz, who creates tiny versions of the interiors of famous art galleries in his 'Box Stories', to the photography of Samsofy, who recreates scenes from daily life with miniscule Lego 'actors'.  


Last but not least, the small scale of the pieces means that even big names come with small price tags, meaning that miniatures make excellent presents. So, go on, what are you waiting for? Browse our selection of miniature works now…

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Miss Tic, On s'aime prenez en de la graine, Sculpture

Miss Tic

On s'aime prenez en de la graine, 2021
17.7 x 7.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,229

Robert Combas, Les yeux fermier !, Fine Art Drawings

Robert Combas

Les yeux fermier !, 2020
18.1 x 11.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$18,818

Philippe Pasqua, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Philippe Pasqua

Sans titre, 2010
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,764

JR, Giants, Miguel, Casa Amarela, Morro da Providência, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018,, Print

JR

Giants, Miguel, Casa Amarela, Morro da Providência, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018,, 2019
18.1 x 14.2 inch
Print

$1,385

Philippe Geluck, J'adore être peint, Print

Philippe Geluck

J'adore être peint, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$188

Pierre Gimenez, La main au cigare, Sculpture

Pierre Gimenez

La main au cigare, 2021
13.8 x 9.4 x 4.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,885

Marian Williams, Queen of Camouflage 12, Painting

Marian Williams

Queen of Camouflage 12, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$251

Lis Sam, Painting to Dream Wood Chanel, Painting

Lis Sam

Painting to Dream Wood Chanel, 2021
18.1 x 15 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$577

Hervé Di Rosa, Robot à la plage, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

Robot à la plage, 1998
10.4 x 15 inch
Print

$1,844

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud. Regards Etude n° 11, Fine Art Drawings

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud. Regards Etude n° 11, 1986
12.6 x 9.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$10,037

Philippe Buil, Cheval Barbe 49-21, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Cheval Barbe 49-21, 2021
13 x 10.6 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,694

Béatrice Fernando, Tête de cheval, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Tête de cheval, 2021
13.4 x 6.3 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$728

Gina Vor, Black Art 8, Abstrait Noir 8, Painting

Gina Vor

Black Art 8, Abstrait Noir 8, 2020
11.8 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$125

Xiu, Paysages 218, Painting

Xiu

Paysages 218, 2020
19.7 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$690

Etienne Quesnay, Le favori, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Le favori, 2021
12.2 x 9.1 inch
Painting

$502

Sophie Petetin, Du bonheur dans l'air, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Du bonheur dans l'air, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,123

Antoine Josse, Le Secret des Bois, Painting

Antoine Josse

Le Secret des Bois, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

< $ 2,500

Philippe Berry, Hippo et Papillons, Sculpture

Philippe Berry

Hippo et Papillons, 2019
11.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

Artigas Planas, Hope, Sculpture

Artigas Planas

Hope, 2021
8.3 x 13.4 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,041

Antoine Rose, Gossip Girls, Photography

Antoine Rose

Gossip Girls, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$2,635

Pierre Fillastre, N°404, Painting

Pierre Fillastre

N°404, 2021
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$389

2flui, Estampery, Painting

2flui

Estampery, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$565

Bze Bzeland, Ice & love, Painting

Bze Bzeland

Ice & love, 2021
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Painting

$188

Jana & JS, Take me anywhere, Painting

Jana & JS

Take me anywhere, 2021
11.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,380

Marc Petit, Le serment, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le serment, 2018
18.1 x 7.1 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$6,273

Laurence Jenkell, Wrapping bonbon rouge, Sculpture

Laurence Jenkell

Wrapping bonbon rouge, 2021
17.7 x 5.1 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

Shelby, Steve McQueen, Print

Shelby

Steve McQueen, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch
Print

$1,004

Dominique Jullien, Rive embrasée, Photography

Dominique Jullien

Rive embrasée, 2020
5.1 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$395 $439

Pola 4.0, Andy Warhol et Basquiat  #1900056 n°15/50, Print

Pola 4.0

Andy Warhol et Basquiat #1900056 n°15/50, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch
Print

$477

André Robillard, Pistolet USA Arme Lourde, Sculpture

André Robillard

Pistolet USA Arme Lourde, 2020
10.6 x 7.1 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,007

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Sirène, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Sirène, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$828

Anne-Christine Wellenstein, Et glisse la lumière, Painting

Anne-Christine Wellenstein

Et glisse la lumière, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$991

Michel Trapezaroff, Petit ruisseau au printemps, Painting

Michel Trapezaroff

Petit ruisseau au printemps, 2021
7.5 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,312

Nathalie Grall, Frondaison, Print

Nathalie Grall

Frondaison, 2020
13.2 x 11.3 inch
Print

$376

Jean-Luc Lopez, Rock and Roll, Fine Art Drawings

Jean-Luc Lopez

Rock and Roll, 2021
14.2 x 18.9 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$427

Yohan PLU, Cœur I, Sculpture

Yohan PLU

Cœur I, 2021
14.6 x 11.4 x 2 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Frédéric Dégranges, Flux 12, Painting

Frédéric Dégranges

Flux 12, 2020
10.2 x 10.2 inch
Painting

$1,129

Miss Tic, Je ne travaille pas, je suis travaillée, Painting

Miss Tic

Je ne travaille pas, je suis travaillée, 2020
15 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

5,000 - $ 10,000

Loreto Verrocchia, Sans titre, Painting

Loreto Verrocchia

Sans titre, 2020
11.4 x 16.1 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$690

Sylvie Abadie-Bastide, Boy G., Painting

Sylvie Abadie-Bastide

Boy G., 2020
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$728

Âme Sauvage, Lutte en plein vol, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Lutte en plein vol, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Painting

Sold out

Heidler & Heeps, Flip to Play (Rusty), Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Flip to Play (Rusty), 2017
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$510

Spaco, King Basquiat JMB, Painting

Spaco

King Basquiat JMB, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$213

Marianne Turck, Globe, Sculpture

Marianne Turck

Globe, 2021
14.2 x 11 x 14.2 inch
Sculpture

$5,646

Gaspard Mitz, Special Delivery, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

Special Delivery, 2021
9.4 x 13.4 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$815

Marcel Ceuppens, La Colombe, Print

Marcel Ceuppens

La Colombe, 2020
13 x 18.9 inch
Print

$728

Giorgio Lo Fermo, Geometrical Abstract Composition, Painting

Giorgio Lo Fermo

Geometrical Abstract Composition, 2020
13 x 18.9 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$753

Nef, Dark hope, Painting

Nef

Dark hope, 2021
11.7 x 16.5 inch
Painting

$376

Chantal de Sutter, Jules, Sculpture

Chantal de Sutter

Jules, 2021
11.8 x 5.1 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

2,500 - $ 5,000

Clement Nicolas Kons, Composition, Painting

Clement Nicolas Kons

Composition, 1920
18.9 x 14.8 x 0 inch
Painting

$220 $314

Poonam Choudhary, Vase, Sculpture

Poonam Choudhary

Vase, 2021
18 x 9 x 9 inch
Sculpture

$1,400

PyB, Serge Gainsbourg, Painting

PyB

Serge Gainsbourg, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$201

Lucia Buccini, Souvenir d´enfance, Painting

Lucia Buccini

Souvenir d´enfance, 2010
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$753

Erika Calesini, Happy gum fucsia, Sculpture

Erika Calesini

Happy gum fucsia, 2020
17.7 x 17.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,262

Angelo Lembo, King Duck, Sculpture

Angelo Lembo

King Duck, 2020
12.6 x 11.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$7,026

Margaux Fontaine, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Margaux Fontaine

Sans titre, 2018
16.5 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$201

PyB, Toro de laguiole, Sculpture

PyB

Toro de laguiole, 2021
7.9 x 11.4 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$301

Alice de Miramon, Le bas du soir, Painting

Alice de Miramon

Le bas du soir, 2019
15 x 11 inch
Painting

$1,255

Sandra Paris, Ceux qui ne veulent pas voir 2, Painting

Sandra Paris

Ceux qui ne veulent pas voir 2, 2021
11.4 x 9.1 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$282

Mélanie Jane Bide, Sail 1, Painting

Mélanie Jane Bide

Sail 1, 2020
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$878

Pierre-Eugène Vibert, Portrait de jeune femme, Painting

Pierre-Eugène Vibert

Portrait de jeune femme, 1928
14.8 x 12.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$672

Sarah Leo Napurrurla, Ngapa Jukurrpa - Water Dreaming - Puyurru, Painting

Sarah Leo Napurrurla

Ngapa Jukurrpa - Water Dreaming - Puyurru, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$439

Irena Tone, Stainless bear, Sculpture

Irena Tone

Stainless bear, 2021
12.6 x 8.3 x 9.4 inch
Sculpture

$598 $665

EMPHI, Pattern, Fine Art Drawings

EMPHI

Pattern, 2020
13.8 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$602 $753

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